KELLY ST. PATRICK’S DAY SHAMROCK 5K
March 14, 2010 (Sunday) - 1:15 pm
RACE TYPE: 3.1 MILES (5K)
The temps were great and I was happy it didn’t rain. I took the light rail in with my running group. Its harder getting ready for an afternoon race because it seems like you are waiting all morning for it.
I had two goals today, beat last year’s time of 43:21 which happens to be this slow runner’s fastest 5K time and hit 40 minute finishing time.
When I hit mile 1 marker and the volunteer aid 12:40, I was like “what, I’m going too fast!!” I slowed slightly after that to take deep breaths to ease the side stitch I was getting. Then, I pushed on. When I turned the corner on Market Street and I saw the clock in the distance say 39:05. My heels kicked in gear, I never ran so fast, and I powered thru that finish line like a bull.
My final time was 38:07 with a 12:16 pace!! That’s 5 minutes 14 seconds faster than last year!!
TIME: 38:07 (beat my last time by 5 mins & 14 seconds)
OVERALL PLACE: 3065/3590
AGE GROUP PLACE: 645/804